- Reference: LN-6Z8WN
- Property Type: House
- Location: 14400, Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy
- Habitable Space: 300 m2
- Land Space: 8000 m2
- Sale Price: €1,065,000
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 1
Ref.3832 : French property for sale near the sea.
Located in the heart of a historically preserved countryside, this imposing building is located in the coastal region of Calvados, flirting between land and sea in the heart of the Bessin region, the most representative of Norman "good living". The town of Bayeux, a sub-prefecture of 15,000 inhabitants, offers all the shops and services and means of transport necessary for everyday life within a few leagues. As for the sea, and its famous Allied landing beaches, it only takes a few minutes to discover its exceptional beauty or to share in the emotion of a past full of history. This property is located in a small village with a very natural setting.
This property is representative of the large fortified farm buildings
which are very present in the Bessin. Their imposing proportions are in the image of the many manors and castles that the region has, most of them from the "Age of Enlightenment" when excess was not a fear.
This property would have been built around 1750, changing from an agricultural activity to a residential place from the 19th century. Its current owners acquired it in 2000 in order to live there all year round.
The architecture is of a refined style, designed from a central dwelling flanked by two large U-shaped outbuildings forming a square courtyard.
The living quarters are built on three levels, in local stone, covered with lime plaster and with a slate roof typical of the region.
With a floor surface area of approx. 300sqm, the dwelling has the following features
On the ground floor: entrance hall of approx. 20sqm leading on its right to a lounge with a fireplace of approx. 30sqm. This room is now used as a dining room. To the left is a beautiful modern kitchen of over 30sqm, hallway, study, other entrance, shower, wc, utility room and boiler room.
1st floor: corridor leading to 3 bedrooms, 2 of which have access to a bathroom/wc; shower room and separate wc. Large living room in the shape of a "cathedral" used as a leisure room and dormitory.
2nd floor: mezzanine leading to a room that could be converted into a bedroom; large attic with great potential.
The outbuildings comprise :
1) at right angles to the main dwelling, a large outbuilding containing an old wine press and a large room used as a storeroom.
On the first floor, accessed via a beautiful stone stairway, 2 beautiful rooms for conversion which have kept their joists.
2) Exceptional building of more than 50 m in length divided into 3 in a row. Very nice "cathedral" height.
Very good general state of conservation.
3) Listed dovecote in perfect condition.
4) Old nesting boxes, remains of a passionate pigeon fancier.
5) Tiled barn of approx. 75sqm with storage room, used as a garage.
The main entrance is fully secured by a gate set against high stone walls.
stone walls. The north-west façade leads to a beautiful grassed courtyard of honour.
The south-east façade benefits from a well-exposed terrace and an unobstructed view over the countryside.
The environment is rural and brightened up by wooded surroundings (lime trees, weeping willows, oaks, cedars, pines, tuyas, chestnut trees, holly trees....
A few fruit trees complete the picture (apple trees, apricot trees).
A pond fed by a spring runs alongside a small river at the edge of the property, where a few ducks and moorhens frolic.
The whole property covers 8000sqm.
It is possible to acquire in addition a beautiful grassland of about 1.70 ha (4.20 acres) which completes the setting and allows the presence of a horse or some sheep.
Currently the area is used for flax, which is recognised as being one of the most beautiful in the region....
The whole constitutes an entity of about 2.5 ha (6.17 acres).
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